Sports  May 22, 2015
Misfiring McIlroy crashes out at Wentworth
Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy plays his second shot after landing in his first bunker on the 3rd fairway on the second day of the PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, England, on May 22, 2015World number one Rory McIlroy crashed out of the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Friday when he missed the cut after collapsing to a six-over par second round 78.But the 26-year old refused to be downcast at missing only his third cut in 45 events – apart from winning the title here last year his record at Wentworth is mediocre overall....  Full Story
Unlucky 13 for Contador as Aru takes Giro lead
Italien Fabio Aru celebrates the pink jersey of overall leader after the 13th stage of the  Giro dItalian Astana rider Fabio Aru took over as leader of the Giro d'Italia from crash victim Alberto Contador on Friday after the rain-hit 13th stage was won by Sacha Modolo.Italian Modolo hung on in a sprint finish on his home stage to edge compatriots Giacomo Nizzolo and Elia Viviani at Jesolo, near Venice.A mass crash less than 5km from the line sa...  Full Story
Nadal, Djokovic face French Open last-eight duel
SerbiaNine-time champion Rafael Nadal and world number one Novak Djokovic were placed on a mouth-watering French Open quarter-final collision course in Friday's draw.Nadal is seeded a lowly sixth this year after slipping to seven in the rankings and as a result was always likely to face one of his major rivals in the last eight."It's very strange," admit...  Full Story
Weary Sharks hang on for gutsy win over Reds
Sharks player Renaldo Bothma (centre) goes to ground during the Super 15 rugby match against Queensland Reds at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on May 22, 2015The battle-weary Coastal Sharks held on with some help from the Queensland Reds to end their four-match Australasian Super Rugby tour with a 21-14 win in Brisbane on Friday.The Sharks, their playing ranks fully stretched by injuries after a sapping tour, looked under pressure when the Reds pulled to within two points with 30 minutes to go.But the g...  Full Story
Liverpool stonewall wantaway Sterling
Liverpool midfielder Raheem Sterling in action against Newcastle United at Anfield on April 13, 2015Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insisted on Friday club owners Fenway Sports Group would not back down in the acrimonious battle over Raheem Sterling's contract."The ownership have shown their strength in their time here," Rodgers said. "At every opportunity when they have had to show that strength -- whether it be with a player or other elements...  Full Story
Murray hoping for Mauresmo boost at French Open
British number one Andy Murray takes part in a practice session for the French Open on May 22, 2015 in ParisAndy Murray is hoping some home help in the shape of his coach Amelie Mauresmo can boost his hopes of winning a first French Open title.Speaking ahead of Sunday's opening skirmishes at Roland Garros in the year's second Grand Slam tournament the 28-year-old Scot said that the two-time Grand Slam winner could be an asset in Paris."Aside form the ten...  Full Story
England double strike checks New Zealand's progress
New Zealand’s Trent Boult bowls against England on the second day of the first Test at LordEngland took two wickets in quick succession after New Zealand's openers shared a century stand on the second day of the first Test at Lord's on Friday.New Zealand were 173 for two at tea in reply to England's first innings 345, a deficit of 216 runs, after Martin Guptill (70) and Tom Latham (59) put on 148 for the first wicket.Kane Williamson was ...  Full Story
International cricket returns to Pakistan
International cricket returned to Pakistan after a six-year absence on Friday amidst exhilarating scenes at a sold-out Gaddafi Stadium for the first Twenty20 international between the hosts and Zimbabwe.The match, taking place with a huge security presence of 4,000 policemen, is the first in Pakistan since gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan team bus in...  Full Story